IMPAK Acquires Sealing Equipment Manufacturer, Gramatech

IMPAK acquires veteran machinery manufacturer, Gramatech; Promises full support to all former customers, as well as new areas of service and expertise.

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In Gramatech’s 20-year history they became known for quality products and service. Following the acquisition, IMPAK Corporation will continue the spirit of Gramatech’s specialized customer support in both stock and custom-made heat sealing equipment, with the added benefit of IMPAK’s cutting-edge control systems and manufacturing capabilities. Former Gramatech customers and IMPAK customers alike will enjoy an expanded range of products and technologies.

“One of the more valuable things that Gramatech brings to the table is a 20+ year old established business with excellent distributor relationships. Our custom machine capabilities can turn that network into a unique distribution channel in the US, Canada, and even worldwide.” – IMPAK Company President, Kevin Cullen

Poised for Success

Gramatech’s product line will be added to IMPAK’s existing line of vacuum and heat sealing equipment, which include convenient, economic options such as their all-electric units that require no air source (pictured; lower unit) as well as highly advanced items such as their medical tabletop sealers which utilize the Siemens-based Intelligent Sealing System, iS2™. And where customer needs fall outside of their robust line of standard options, the company’s Los Angeles based team will take on the challenge to produce a custom solution.

“The number of companies with the Gramatech Series of 21, 26, 31 or 36-inch heavy duty production model sealers is an open door for our custom capabilities,” explains R. Hasan, Machinery Department Director.

Familiar Faces

Sergio Flores, formerly with Gramatech, has joined IMPAK and aided in the transition. Gramatech alum, Product Manager Tod Cooper, also joined IMPAK in March; at the time he had no idea that the Gramatech acquisition, a company he had been with since its founding, was already part of Kevin Cullen’s strategic plan for the company.

“I was already impressed with IMPAK’s short lead times on sophisticated Siemen’s technology based custom machinery. In the case of Gramatech and its distributor network, I think they’re going to be truly impressed with the quality of economic options, such as the under $1,000 vacuum sealer we will be introducing at PackExpo in September this year.” – Tod Cooper, Product Manager, IMPAK Machinery Group

A Win/Win

IMPAK’s team is pleased to serve the Gramatech network, knowing their customers often play a critical role in driving new innovation; the new technologies and advanced solutions IMPAK provides often start with a customer need. Such needs have resulted in gains such as being the only company to supply a 3rd party certified explosion proof sealer in the last 30 years.

“We’ll not only serve and support Gramatech’s existing network, we’ll also lend them our ears as we move forward with new developments in sealing equipment. A collaborative relationship with our customers has been a cornerstone in the advancement of new features and technologies, and we plan to continue that with Gramatech’s former customers.”-R. Hasan, Machinery Department Director

The Gramatech product line will remain available at http://www.gramatech.com; with more products available at http://www.impakcorporation.com/sealers

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